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Bess of Hardwick by Mary S. Lovell
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Jun 03, 14

bookshelves: england, keepers, non-fiction, tudors
Read in June, 2006 — I own a copy

Bess of Hardwick is one of my favourite non-royal women to read about from the Tudor period of English history. Canny, witty and ambitious, Bess was born into genteel poverty, and managed to raise herself to the heights of Elizabethan society and privilege by the time of her death of extreme old age. Read how she managed this in this very remarkable biography. Very much recommended!

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